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Sep 20, 2010 6:30pm EDT
harwood nominated the town hall event. he's with us from the site in washington. john, give us a sense of the room, sense of the president. by that, i mean all this talk about him connecting or not with people. today, some of the people with you there decided they needed to be heard. >> reporter: exactly, brian. the president faces this remarkable squeeze play. people on wall street, people in the business community say he's hostile, say he's anti-business. yet if you look at this poll we did for the town hall today, most americans say the president's policies are helping big business and wall street and not them. so he had to assure them that he's not going to make their lives more difficult but tell the average americans like that exhausted woman whose sound bite you played a moment ago, that he's on the case and he's trying to. she just has to have more patience before the results come. >> it's more than just him. he's defending in many ways an entire party with these elections coming. >> he's defending the entire party and trying to do two things, go on the attack and make the case
NBC
Sep 5, 2010 6:30pm EDT
president speaks in milwaukee to the labor day crowd. >> for more we're joined by john harwood. we saw a little bit of that story there. given the poor economy, how real is the threat of other democrats turning on the democrat or speaker pelosi in an every man for himself scenario? >> it's happening, and you will see more this fall. now at this point in the year, every man for himself is less of a threat than it is when they try to pass legislation whether it's difficult like health care. in the campaign it can be an opportunity for members to protect themselves provided it doesn't go too far. >> conversely democratic leaders are ken templating a triage plan where some get party cash and other fend for themselves. it sounds brutal, but could it be the key to the democrats holding the majority? >> the key point, lester, the goal of democratic leaders is not to save any incumbent or win every open seat. they can't do that. the goal is to end up with 218 members to make a majority. that requires to leave some wounded candidates on the battlefield. the tough triage decisions won't come for a
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2010 1:00pm EDT
increased taxes on businesses. >> cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood hosted this town event called "investing in america." john, congratulations. you've done it again, another big exclusive. so did he make the sale? >> we're going to see over the next six weeks before the election. the challenge for the administration has always been to take their accomplishments, which are many in legislative terms, and even in economic terms, you can tell the economy clearly is in better shape than it was when he took office, but people are not feeling it right now, and he's got to go out over the next few weeks and do two things. one, convince the american people that he has made things better, and secondly, draw that contrast with republicans. you know, i asked him at the end, andrea, about would you be willing to debate john baynor, and he said, i would be happy to have that debate because he's trying to make sure that people aren't just looking at a referendum on him, but they're judging him in comparison to the previous administration which was very unpopular when it left o
MSNBC
Sep 9, 2010 9:00am EDT
label he's become too tea party. john harwood is on the campaign trail live for us in colorado. >>> plus, the latest on pats' quarterback tom brady involved in a serious car accident this morning. the jaws of life were used in chicago. and is -- in boston, by the way. speaking of chicago, sit ready to say hello to mayor rahm? but first, today's trivia question from "the almanac of american politics." who served longer in the house before becoming speaker nancy pelosi or newt gingrich? the answer next. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's new motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. new motrin pm. is moreso i takee one a day men's 50+ advantage. as a manager, my team counts on me to stay focused. it's the only complete multivitamin with ginkgo to support memory and concentration. plus vitamin d to help maintain healthy blood pressure. [ bat cracks ] that's a hit. one a day men's. ♪ [ mom ] game time is all about the traditions. it's all about the tackles and the touchdowns... and watching my boys do what they
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2010 2:00pm EDT
. >> john harwood moderated the town hall, which will reair right here on msnbc. a lot of ground was covered in an hour's worth of time. explain to us the main points the president was trying to drive home. >> well, i think it's the balancing act, thomas, that you identified a few moments ago. he's got to reassure business, which has a lot of cash on their balance sheets that's not being invested that could be a key to growth that they should have confidence in him. they should not see him has somebody attacking him. he has to convince ordinary people he's not too pro business. we had a poll that said most people think he's helping investment banks and large wall street institutions rather than him. it's not easy for him. he kept to his stance on tax cuts. we have a debate on whether the bush tax cuts should be extended for those making more than $250,000. he said today he's not ready to give ground. >> keep going, keep going, stop. >> here's what i can do, i can't give tax cuts to the top 2% of americans. 86% of that money going to people making a million dollars or more, and lower
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Sep 27, 2010 9:00am EDT
recapture some of the 2008 obama campaign magic. cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. >> what do we expect? i understand it's a big college rally in wisconsin tomorrow and then just kind of a throwback to 2008, satellite watching . . . . >> it was interesting how he went about attacking it and separate out rank and file republicans and independents. >> reporter: there's no question, he's looking for some of those soft independents who might be leaning republican right now and wants them to know, hey, i want to talk to you. it's the leadership blocking me from making progress on some of the problems and they're the ones that i have got the fight with, not you. george bush said the same thing, blamed democratic leaders. we'll see if the president gets that mild republican support in november. >> all right. john harwood, chief washington correspondent for cnbc in the north capitol studio there. thank you very much. >>> in georgia bishop eddie long is vowing to fight allegations. he made the first public response t
NBC
Sep 25, 2010 8:00am EDT
we turn to john harwood, chieforrespondent for cnbc. you can't make ts stuff up. i don't know where to start. let's start with the anger out there. are people just ang in general and does thatot make this election somewhat unpredictable? >> well, it does. we have had a volatile season all year lo, but so much of it stems from the economy. when you've got nearly 10% of the american people out of work, 15 million americans looking for jobsthat is a recipe for frustration, for loong at washington and saying, you're not solvinging my problems, you're not making my life better. is the life of my kids going to be better than mine? people are pessimistic about the economy. that's a rough thing for incumbents to endure. you hosted the town hall this week witthe president. we heard a little bit, but there was more than one person who stood up and said supporter of the presidt who express some disappointment that heasn't taken us where they thought he would take us by now. the president was smilinging during that, we should note. how much do you think this really struck a sho across the white
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
. the town hall meeting will be led by john harwood. >>> democratic mayor yal candidate says he wants to change meerlt rules in the district. right now you must feed the meter until 10:30 p.m. fenty administration issued the order to bring in $6 million. if it isolled back it would affect 17,000 meters in adams morgan, georgetown and the national mall, among other locations. >>> students at the schools are enjoying a day off today because of a water main break. chesapeake middle schoo chesapeake high school and folger's. >>> hurricane igor pounds bermuda after making landfl as a category 1 storm. strong surf, winds and rain have been lashing the islands since it came ashore. igor was threatening to make a direct hi but the eye is passing 40 miles offshore of the island. winds up to 90 miles per hour are expected to persist through e morning, but conditions should improve later in the day. >>> and our time is just about 4:51. time for weather and traffic on the ones. >> we got a little rain in some spots yesterday? >> i don't think so. >> i had my shower on. >> i thought i heard somewhere
NBC
Sep 5, 2010 5:30pm PDT
by john harwood. we saw the story there. given the poor economy, how real is the threat of other democrats turning on the president or speaker pelosi in an every man for himself sscenario? >> it's already happening. you'll see more of that this fall. at this point in the year, every man for himself is less of a threat than passing legislation that's difficult like health care. it can be an opportunity to protect themselves provided it doesn't go too far. >> conversely democratic leaders are said to be contemplating a triage plan in xh some candidates get party cash, others are left to fend for themselves. it sounds brutal, but could it be the key to the democrats holding the majority? >> the goal of democratic leaders is not to save every n vulnerable incumbent or win every open seat. they have to have 218 members. that requires leaving some candidates on the battlefield. >> i want to get your thoughts on how much this election will be a test of the influence of the tea party movement. they have a lot of air time and headlines. how will it come down in november? >> it's going to
NBC
Sep 19, 2010 6:30pm EDT
the side. wel talk with him tomorrow. >> john harwood, thank very much. you can watch that town hall event tomrow at noon eastern on cnbc. >>> this pgram note, more perspective from former president jimmy carter and surprising revelations about his new book tomorrow here on "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> we continue on this sunday evening, the latest on 13 members of a california religious sect missing most of the weekend. >>> manning against manning. what the parents have to y about a great sibling rivalry. f. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now, i can join the fun and games with my grandchildren. great news! for people with copd, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, advair helps significantly improve lung function. while nothing can reverse copd, advair is different from most other copd medications because it contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting brchodilator, working together to help you breathe beer. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking adv
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2010 9:00am EDT
say that former president bush bears the responsibility. let's bring in cnbc's john harwood. hello, john. good to see you on a sunday. >> good morning, alex. >> what do you make of these numbers? is it something the president and democrats can use to their advantage without looking like they're ducking responsibility by pointing the finger backwards? >> yes. and pointing the finger backwards is an important part of their strategy. the biggest thing president obama can do for democratic candidates, alex, is to frame a choice, not to have democratic candidates running against their own record. if it's a referendum as the president has said on how economic conditions are now and how the democrats and the white house have done on those conditions, they're going to lose. but if they can say, however you feel about what we're doing, remember what happened when george bush and the republicans were in charge and you didn't like that any better. in fact, you liked it worse. so vote for us. that's their hope to mitigate losses. they'll have big losses. the question is how big. >> you know, i
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 2:00pm EDT
to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done. >> john harwood is cnbc's chief washington correspondent. he's live at the white house. the red state's eric erickson who is a conservative went after what we said today. he said this document proves the gop is more focused on the acquisition of power than sound public policy. criticism is they were long on words but short on new ideas and real change here. >> well, it's understandable that sentiment, they were about as serious about specifics on long-term deficit reduction as elmo and katy perry were from the previous segment. they decided in this campaign they have so many things, tamron, going this their favor, the political wins are blowing their way, they don't want to throw out obstacles for the candidate ls. paul ryan, the ranking republican on house budget who has come out with a specific road map, tough choices to be made, they don't want their candidates near the choices if they don't want to embrace them. this is a campaign document, the governing choices will come later if they gain power. >> how does th
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
recovery going. john harwood joins us now. and john, look, the fed meets, you know, monthly, quarterly, all the time, and we always hear, well, maybe they'll think about doing something. what could they do? >> well, they could ease monetarily and pump more stimulus into the economy that way. >> will they? >> i think the general expectation is that they will not. still an ambiguous situation. nobody knows exactly whether we're on the cusp of deflation, which is something that concerns economists, or in the long-term, because of our deficit situation, whether inflation will rise. whether we're headed for a double dip or whether we're just having a pause in the recovery. and i think as long as that's the case, ben bernanke has signaled that he would wait for a rapid deterioration of economic conditions before shooting more ammunition, because they've shot a lot already. >> and turning to the town hall you hosted yesterday live on cnbc, it was quite extraordinary, mostly not for what the president said, frankly, but what some of his supporters in the audience said. >> exactly. b
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 3:00pm EDT
wait will be over. >> all right, cnbc's john harwood joins me live from washington. john, good day to you. 500,000 jobs sounds pretty good. but how long is it going to take? >> well, it's not going to come quickly, richard. anything the administration can do now is going to have a phase-in time, a lead time. this bill is principally about creating a loan fund so community banks can lend money to small businesses to hire. but that doesn't happen overnight. you can't just flip a switch. they're counting on the near term benefit. it's not going to be about the actual job creation. >> from what you know, what kind of jobs are we talks about for the future then? >> well, we're talking about small businesses. this is very targeted. one of the problems we've had in the slow economic recovery we've had is that small businesses have been unable to get credit. so the president talked about that waiting list at the sba. this is designed to put another $30 billion on the table for community banks to this lend. now that depends on community banks being willing to participate. and republicans have
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2010 9:00am EDT
desk by next week. john harwood is cnbc's chief washington correspondent. so, john, you know, we hear these things. it's a small business bill. what is it practically going to do that the average consumer and the average american is going to understand? >> well, the most important thing in the bill is a $30 billion lending fund that community banks are going to be able to tap to lend money to small businesses. now, the challenge is whether or not those -- there is demand for loans with small businesses. you know, ultimately, in this economy, the problem is consumers don't want to spend money. so are you really putting your lead on the target, if you will, of the economic problem. and some people have warned that banks may consider this -- elizabeth warren has actually warned about this. that some community banks may view this as t.a.r.p. money and not -- because it is being diverted from the t.a.r.p. program, and don't want to be associated with it. nevertheless, it is a step when one of the economic problems we face is the lack of credit for small businesses, it's one step in th
MSNBC
Sep 22, 2010 10:00am EDT
harwood and political writer for "the new york times." so, here we are, john, unemployment at 9.6% and voters look at the polls or go to your town hall and voters deeply unhappy with what's happening. summers was the chief arct tect of the stimulus plan and was this an opportunity for the president or is this turmoil? >> well, i think it's an opportunity for the president, chris, not necessarily to change course because i don't think that's his intention. i think he remain s insinth wit larry summers and it gives him an opportunity to have a new face on his economic team and perhaps to address some of the criticism that he doesn't have people with real world business experience. you could potentially have a former ceo come in and do that job. you can also go with an economist which is conventional thing to do or even with the policy person. this is really a blank slate there for the president. and he still has tim geithner in place. >> is tim geithner going to stay? they quote top administration official saying that they think he is going to stay, but, of course, pressure from joh
NBC
Sep 25, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >> john harwood, thank you very much. here's amy. >>> lester, thank you. now to the economy. still a long way to go before the economy can be called healthy again. wall street, at least, has been on a roll for the last month. for more we're joined by cnbc's brian shackman. >> hi, amy. >> this is not a good month for the stock markets but that hasn't been true this year, why? >> we are looking at the best september in more than 70 years. it's hard to package good explanations for this. i could say, you know, it went up because everybody thought it was going to go down. if you want an explanation of why this happened, we got a lot of information about the economy that said we might have slowed down, but we are not going into another recession. >> the federal reserve made money cheap. how has that affected the market? >> for you, me and the folks at home if they want to refinance and get credit interest rates will be low and they will save money. we don't feel richer but in the global economy there is money all over the place. >> does a higher stock market affect spending habits because
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 11:00am EDT
pennsylvaniavenue and monitored by john harwood, cnbc's chief washington correspondent. again, you can catch this on cnbc starting at noon. >>> today, family and friends are saying so long to a political activist and scholar. ron walters. there was a memorial service yesterday at howard university. walters spent 25 years at howard but was known to millions around the country for his weekly column on race and politics. he als taught at the university of maryland, and he was a frequent guest analyst on news 4. vernon jordan and theeverend jesse jackson were among those attending the memorial service. walters died september 10th after a long battle with lung cancer. the funeral service is taking place at this hour at shiloh baptist church on ninth street northwest. the services got under way just a few monts ago at 11:00. >>> the doctor who was shot during a standoff at johns hopkins hospital last week is in fair and stable condition this morning. d david cohen was shot in the stomach thursday morning by the son of an elderly patient. police say the gunman, 50-year-old paul partis, lost his com
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2010 1:00pm EDT
shortly now in the rose garden. so i'm going to continue to talk to both of you. john harwood, why is wall street so worried about elizabeth warren? >> reporter: well, look, this is a very difficult time in the economy. they're making the argument that this administration is anti-business. that they have taken a variety of steps in terms of regulatory policy, in terms of rhetoric and tax proposals they've made that make it more difficult for them to make money and operate had a time when the economy needs them. that's their argument, and they're trying to -- looking for signs that the administration hears them. this is one the administration is saying you know what? she suggested this agency. i embrace the idea and i want something to do that job effectively and aggressively, an that's difficult for them. >> that's right. now we see the president of the united states, barack obama, along with elizabeth warren and the treasury secretary. let's listen now to the president. >> good afternoon, everybody. before we begin i just want to mention a report that was released by the census bu
WETA
Sep 17, 2010 8:00pm EDT
politico. john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news and john harwood of the cnbc and "the new york times." >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill" produced in association with "national journal." funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> what if you could just be you? what if you had your last bad date? what if she's out there? what if he's out there? what if you could be loved for exactly who you are? you can. >> funding for "washington week" is also provided by boeing, exxonmobil, the excellence in journalism foundation, the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. we appear now to be in the middle of a wave election when everything changes. but who is behind the wave and who is likely to get flopped? christine o'donnell this week's big winner in the delaware senate primary thinks she kno
FOX News
Sep 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
been in that position. i felt for john harwood, the moderator to pin him down for specifics without interrupting him. he tried to say is he for a payroll tax holiday? not really annens there. what specifics will he do? and there weren't too many specifics. the hour long town hall. >> i don't think he needs to talk about specifics. he needs to talk about the thrust of where he is going and the fact he is the voice of the average american. he is the left wing populist. he would never use the word "left" but he is the alternative to the tea party. without attacking the tea party. he was careful about that today. >> bret: we'll get to that. steve, i'm sure you have a different view. >> i think this is fundamentally much simpler. he is selling something the american people aren't buying. the first woman asking the question said she's disappoint and described the state of the economy. then he goes on about student loans. here is what the government is doing for you. much of the presentation was given to making exactly that argument. you might think i'm not doing that much. here is what th
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
moderated by john harwood, cnbc's chief washington correspondent. you can watch beginning at noon today. >>> all right. tom kierein joins us with a look at the forecast. good morning to you. >> after a beautiful weekend which is now a disassistatant m. good morning. no travel problems weatherwise. mild temperatures from the shenandoah valley to the atlanticbeaches. in the 60s right now near 70 in washington. near the bay. and elsewhere out of the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, chilly morning there. down into the low 50s throughout much of that region. over the last 12 hours we have had a weak front come through. just a few sprinkles. pattern continues. off to a clear start. the clouds off the atlantic seaboard are from igor, a minimal hurricane. here isbermuda. it passed the center of circulation. unloaded a lot of rain. thankfully the winds have diminisd. winds 75 miles per hour. it will continue on a northeasterly track. there could be heavy surf at the beaches the next couple days. farther north and east is a weakening tropical storm. we may have a new tropical storm l
MSNBC
Sep 22, 2010 9:00am EDT
june. john harwood joins us now. we have reported this is something in the works for months, so not a surprise inside the west wing but perhaps the timing of the announcement. who might the president pick to replace larry summers? >> boy, that's a mystery, savannah. they have thought about this for some time. when i've run various names in the rumor mill by senior white house officials like mulkey, the former ser ox executive, we'll see what happens there. this is the timing of which was influenced by the president's remarks at the town hall the other day when i asked about whether geithner would be staying. i'm told that summers didn't want the speculation to stay in there. he had planned to do this for some time. i don't think it represents a change in policy. i think the administration remains comfortable with the track we're on and larry summers remains in tune with president obama, but it does give them a chance to refresh, bring in new blood and address the criticism they've faced about not having practical business experience. >> thanks for latest on that. you know, there's t
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of it all. john harwood reports he will return to harvard. it would leave geithner as the only top tier member of the team. "hardball," back after this. [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] the u.s. government may soon require brake override technology on all new cars and trucks. at nissan, we think this is a good idea. so we did it... ...six years ago. [ wind howling ] nissan. innovation for safety. innovation for all. >>> time for the "hardball" scoreboa scoreboard. we begin tonight in west virginia and it's shocking number. popular governor joe mansion, a democrat, now trailing in the race for senate republican, john raese. even though most voters in west virginia approve, a majority say they want republicans controlling congress. now to wisconsin where the news isn't good for senator russ feingold. the ppp shows feingold trailing ron johnson by 11 points. and an update on the big governor's race in california. jerry brown has a five-point lead over meg whitman and she's obviously trying perhaps unsuccessfully to buy that race. muslim bashing right now is one of the themes of t
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 11:00am EDT
that the republicans stand ready to get it done. >> john harwood is cnbc chief washington correspondent and, john, we said this could be called take two, the contract with america because newt gingrich tried this 16 years ago and it worked. >> exactly. they like that playbook. they think they have the circumstances lined up in a similar fashion. democratic president who's fried to do a lot, actually gotten more of it done than president bill clinton did in 1994. but against the backdrop of this very dramatically weak economy, 15 million people out of work, they think they can really drive a further wedge between this administration, democratic majority and congress and the american people. what they didn't do, though, is spell out how they are going to reduce spending. they said they were going to do it. they talked about some small things like freezes on federal hiring and identifying $100 billion in discretionary spending. but the big money is, you know, thomas, entitlement programs and medicare and social security. they have a ranking republican on the house budget committee who is a
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2010 10:00am EDT
, john harwood. how is this going to go down, john? >> reporter: chris, we've got an audience of 200 people here in the us in seem. we're sitting in the round. ceos, union workers, small business owners, people out of work, teachers, students, and they're going to have a chance, in a very intimate setting, as i will, to put questions to the president about exactly what he has in mind for the economy, what's he going to do to provide incentives to restart growth in the economy, and also rebuild business confidence. all of those are things right on the table because, after 18 months, though the economy's better off, as you know, chris, the american people are not feeling it. >> how were 200 people chosen? that's a question a lot of people will have. >> reporter: we reached out, cnbc did, through various networks across the country to get a diverse cross section of people, some from washington, d.c., some from other cities, some from wall street, some from main street, and through that process of reaching out, we figured out who could make it here. we sampled the kind of issues that are
MSNBC
Sep 2, 2010 11:00am EDT
bring in cnbc john harwood and he joins us now from washington, d.c. john, we're hearing, we have the tools to address this. what are the tools that we have now? >> well, they passed a financial regulation bill that has a provision in it, thomas, that says it monitors systemic risk to try to have an early warning system against the problems that we saw to get to crisis point in 2008. secondly, instead of bailouts, they have a mechanism for shutting down, liquidating firms that simply cannot survive on their own. but this is a very toxic issue. republicans have attacked that provision as not being strong enough and all those people you referred to in the previous segment and people whose homes are under water and looking around and saying, where is my bailout. wall street got a bailout and i didn't and my community didn't and unemployment is near 10%. you that, some of the strength of that in the exchange this morning between the chairman. take a listen to that. >> wall street seems to believe that a financial sucker is born every crisis. i think one of the biggest, big request egz
MSNBC
Sep 9, 2010 11:00am EDT
economic proposals that was just unveiled this week. senator bennett is running against john harwood is chief washington correspondent is in boulder for us. good to see you, john. >> tamron, it's a beautiful scene here in boulder, although the fire may produce some smoke later that obscures these mountains behind me, but this race is really capturing in microcosm the national debate for the senate and the house, as well. michael bennet and the campaign apparatus want you to think one thing about ken buck. he's an extremist and ken buck wants you to think of bennet as the bennet/obama economy. i talked to both candidates yesterday and from ken buck, yeah, i got tea party support, but they're just trying to change the subject from the economy and michael bennet said, yes, i supported the president on stimulus, but not on this new $50 billion for infrastructure. take a listen. >> i think he's got it right until the $50 billion in new infrastructure. look, i'd love to be investing in infrastructure just like everybody else would like to be. people in colorado, the way we see it, if we're go
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
economic council, is leaving at the end of this year. and he is the thinker behind it all. cnbc's john harwood reports that summers will return to harvard. deet part chur of summers will leave tim geithner as the only original top-tier member of president obama's economic team. "hardball" is back after this. ♪ every timl, it feels so goo ♪ well, it feels so good [ female announcer ] new charmin ultra soft has an ultra-cushiony design that's soft and more absorbent. so you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. new charmin ultra soft. [ male announcer ] the u.s. government may soon require brake override technology on all new cars and trucks. at nissan, we think this is a good idea. so we did it... ...six years ago. [ wind howling ] nissan. innovation for safety. innovation for all. >>> time now for the "hardball" scoreboard to see where the races stand tonight. we begin tonight in west virginia and it's shocking number. popular governor joe mansion, a democrat, now trailing in the race for senate republican, john raese. even though most voters in west virginia appr
MSNBC
Sep 22, 2010 12:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
hour in that interview with john harwood sort of poking him back every time he asked a serious question. when that woman asked the question, very intelligently and clearly, he sort of pushed her back like, oh, you don't know what i've done about credit cards. he seemed more like george herbert walker bush. >> it's very, very hard to communicate in a country as divided in this one with so many different information channels. it's harder frankly than when reagan was doing it in the midterm of 1982 as chris mentioned. it's harder than the environment that bill clinton faced during the 1990s. i don't think there's any doubt president obama is frustrated. his policies are being character ooized by republicans and not appreciated by the electorate. >> it's not an easy job or anybody would have it. >> his best advice is to do what he did. feel their pain. >> i agree, but bill clinton was good at that because it came from who he naturally was. that is not -- i don't believe, i spent too much time studying barack obama, that is not who barack obama is. i'm not saying that he shouldn't take a lit
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
house correspondent john harwood yoins me. how does the president take that feedback and move forward? >> reporter: i think first of all the taking the feedback may be the point of the exercise. i talked to some obama political advisers. they are hoping that voters experience what happened yesterday as their chance to have gotten off their chest the disappointment and frustration they feel and get the impression that the president is listening to them and responding. now, in terms of what happens on policy doing forward, i think there are two different phases to talk about. one is before the election, one is after. before the election, not much new is going to happen. the president has laid down a new agenda of $50 billion for infrastructure, tax breaks for business, that's not likely to move anywhere because we're really in campaign mode right now. after the electrion, two possibilities. one is democrats keep the congress. he'll have to decide how to pursue the same agenda he's been pursuing with democrats. but if republicans take over, their potential midcourse corrections and the p
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
hour in that interview with john harwood sort of poking him back every time he asked a serious question. when that woman asked the question, very intelligently and clearly, he sort of pushed her back like, oh, you don't know what i've done about credit cards. you don't know all of the information that i have. he seemed more like george herbert walker bush. than bill clinton. your thoughts, john harris. >> it's very, very hard to communicate in a country as divided as this one with so many different information channels. it's harder frankly than when ronald reagan was doing it in the midterm in 1982 as chris mentioned. it's harder than the environment that bill clinton faced during the 1990s. i don't think there's any doubt that obama is frustrate. fee feels like his message is not getting through. his own policy is being charactered by republicans and not fully appreciated by the electorate and that's what his job is about. >> you know, chris, it's not an easy job or anybody would have it. >> his best advice is to do what he did. feel their pain. >> look, chris, i agree, but re
MSNBC
Sep 9, 2010 2:00pm EDT
favorite, john harwood is the chief washington courrresponden in boulder. is this because he's battling a tea party candidate? >> reporter: look, he's trying to have some distance between himself and the white house because when you look at this race -- i talked to both candidates yesterday -- you can see the national strategies of two parties plague out. what democrats want you to remember about ken buck is one word, extreme. what the republicans want you to know about michael bennett is in lock step with barack obama. ken buck's answer is i have tea party support, but they're changing the subject from the economy. on the economy bennett said i'm innocent lock step because i'm going against the president. take a listen to both. >> i think he's got it right until the $50 billion of new insti infrastructu infrastructu infrastructure. i'd love to invest. from the people in colorado, the way we see it, we ought to use the money in the first stimulus that hasn't yet been spent. >> the tea party gave me a lot of support, as did the nine 12 groups and the liberty groups and other gro
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2010 11:00am EDT
to suburban virginia this afternoon to talk with families about the struggling economy. john harwood, hocnbc's chief whe house correspondent. when you lift tonight what austin golds by has to say and think about the new census number, 1 in 7 considers to be poor. >> reporter: it's a terrible picture, tamron. when you think about the realits and the president's been trying to condition americans to it saying there are no silver bullets new york quick fix. they enacted they're stimulus bill last year, it's had whatever efft it's had. even if you assume it's had a t beneficial effect on the economy, as the white house says we're going to be years digging out of the hole, trying to build a different kind of economy. you know, people are saving more, consumers aren't spending and that is what causes job growth to be so slow and everyone to be so pessimistic right now. >> and, john, talk to me about the president, he, of course, f for example with the tax cuts, wealthy versus middle class, saying republican were holding middle class hostage and boehne saying perhaps there's a compromise here. what o
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
everyone in washington is laughing. we'll bring in john harwood, cbs's chief washington correspondent. i don't know about you, i found parts hysterically funny. >> i was not laughing actually, alex. i'm a fan of stephen colbert and is very funny on his show, but it seems to me that a congressional hearing is not the place for that kind of humor. i understand the reason why members of congress want to try to bring attention to the issue and thought his celebrity could help them do that, especially with young people, for example, who don't pay attention to politics. but i'm not sure it succeeded in doing that. it seemed to me that it ended up mocking congress more than it brought attention to the issue. >> but john, if the point is to bring attention to it and engage the younger people and get younger people fired up about the issue to get something done, there is a method to the madness there, wouldn't you agree? >> well, if it achieves that goal, more power to them. but my suspicious is that what actually happened there, alex, was attention to congress pulling some sort of a stunt that w
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >> yeah i would say so. john harwood from orlando this morning, thank you so much. we'll be checking with you soon. >>> 41-year-old teresa lewis, the first woman executed in this country in five years. protesters gathered outside the virginia prison where lewis given a lethal injection last night and convicted of arranging the murders of her husband and his son for a quarter million dollar life insurance policy. >>> popular 1950s singing star eddie fisher has died. ♪ oh my papa to me he was so wonderful ♪ fisher singer best known for marriages, of course first in 1955 to film star debbie reynolds. they were called america's favorite couple and then in the biggest scandal, he left her to marry elizabeth taylor that divorced him in 1959. to marry richard burton. fisher died wednesday in california of complications from hip surgery at age 82. >>> just about 16 minutes past the hour right now. dave price, back from las vegas. good morning. >> got your vega. it is on its way here. at your house later today. >> very nice. >> serious stuff to get to right now. just about three inches in many
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